IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

how do you choose the best sources?Evaluating Information, Part 1: Introduction

With all the information out there, how do you know what you find is reliable? How do you know if it is appropriate and relevant to your specific research needs?

Evaluating the credibility and usefulness of the information you find is an important step in the research process.

This module will introduce you to general criteria for evaluating sources.


After completing the series of three evaluation modules, you will be able to

  • Evaluate the usefulness and relevance of any source.
  • Define and apply evaluation criteria to any source.
  • Use quality sources of information for your research.


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updated: 28 August, 2009